Feb 01 2018
The Treasury Department also added Haniyeh to its sanctions blacklist that freezes any USA -based assets he might have and bans any individual or company from engaging in business transactions with him.
The U.S. has added the leader of Hamas to its list of worldwide terrorists, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic terror group.
The movement's leaders said they considered the USA decision as "ridiculous".
The United States on Wednesday added the head of Hamas's political arm to its terrorist list in a move likely to raise already-soaring tensions in the region.
"Today's actions are an important step in denying them the resources they need to plan and carry out their terrorist activities", he added, making the USA the first country besides Israel to designate Haniyeh as a terrorist.
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Warner Bros. has tapped Flanagan to direct The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep , The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Flanagan's first order of business will be to rewrite the script that was originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman.
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What is a super blue blood moon? Noble told Newsweek that "For this eclipse, much of the US will be racing against sunrise". And the "blood moon" business? A "blood moon" is pictured from Gosford, Australia, north of Sydney, October 8, 2014.
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Last week, In Touch , the celebrity magazine, posted an extensive transcript from a 2011 interview it said Daniels gave them. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said overnight that due to "scheduling and logistical issues", Mrs Trump will not attend.
Hamas spokesman in Gaza Hazem Qasem said that listing Ismail Haneya on the list of terrorists is 'a failed attempt to keep pressure on the Palestinian armed resistance, Xinhua reported.
The State Department similarly designated three groups - two Muslim Brotherhood splinter groups, and one Iranian-backed group - as terrorists. On the designation of Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra, Mr Schanzer noted that "these two groups meet criteria for terrorism" following the attacks for which they claimed responsibility last summer.
"Today's actions are an important step in denying them the resources they need to plan and carry out their terrorist activities", he added.
According to Newsweek, he's also said to have ties to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, a proxy group of Iran, as well as its leader, Hassan Nasrallah. "We affirm that it will not prevent our people and its leaders from continuing their legitimate struggle and exercising their natural right to defend their occupied land". Iran also provides backing for the group.
In a major break with decades of U.S. policy, Trump announced on December 6 that the U.S. formally recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Christopher Sparks is a veteran journalist who has worked for metropolitan and community newspapers in New York City, Washington, D.C., upstate New York and Florida.
Feb 01 2018
German carmakers funded studies that made young people huff emissions
BMW insisted it wasn't involved in the test and called it "repulsive", while Daimler called it "abhorrent" and "superfluous". The statement was released at a time when the experiments with monkeys , but not those with humans, were publicly known.
Jan 31 2018
Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf; Twitterati praise the bravery
The woman, reportedly a 31-year-old mother, broke the law by exposing her hair in public, risking arrest and fines. Women are only allowed to show their face, hands and feet in public and are supposed to wear only modest colours.
Jan 30 2018
Seine still rising in Paris; Louvre partially closed
The capital's bateaux mouches rivercraft was out of service, and only emergency services were authorised to navigate the Seine. Authorities say some parts and suburbs of Paris are under water, and expect flood levels to remain high throughout the week.
Jan 29 2018
Carrie Fisher wins Grammy Award for 'The Princess Diarist'
The Princess Diarist captured both those sides of Fisher, and so I'm really glad she took home the Grammy . We can only dream about what her acceptance speech would've been like.
Jan 29 2018
Pochettino questions Tottenham motivation after FA Cup escape
But it's about in the next few days to see if we have some possibilities with some players. We showed the ambition and the decision to play.
Jan 28 2018
Caroline was better - Halep congratulates Australian Open champion Wozniacki
Halep's serve had just been broken and she now trailed 6-5 in the third set, one game from losing. Cramping, she made a decision to stand and deliver in the next game, keeping the points short.
Jan 28 2018
On last day in Israel, Pence visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem
But as I said, it is controversial because Palestinians also have a claim on the city. He described Trump as "a political pyromaniac, a racist misogynist".
Jan 28 2018
Assange 'hypothetically' free if arrest warrant attraction granted, ruling due February 6
While the Swedish investigation is no longer being actively pursued, British authorities say the Wikileaks founder will still be arrested if he leaves the embassy.
Jan 27 2018
Dog badly burned after owner dyed her purple
Violet is also getting along well with Andersons other dogs, Mushu and Sushi, who are both shih tzus. Petersburg, said he was grateful to Animal Services staff for going above and beyond in treating her.
Jan 27 2018
Crude breaks $65 as record drawdown whittles USA oil stockpiles
Gasoline inventories rose by 3.1 million barrels and stocks of distillate fuels, which include diesel, were up by 639,000 barrels. The oil for delivery in March was trading higher by Rs 70 or 1.69 per cent at Rs 4,201 per barrel in 114 lots.
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